About Our Practice

Insight Counseling and Wellness believes that quality mental health care starts with a connection.  We want to connect with you and find out what makes a good therapist for you .  What are your treatment goals? What times fit your schedule?  What qualities are you looking for in a therapist? 

Welcome to Our Safe Place

It’s important for us to meet you at your starting point. It’s important for us to listen to you, to listen to your needs, to listen to your wants. Although we are located in an office building, we pride ourselves in creating a safe, warm environment to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
From your front door welcome to your post-appointment call, email or text, we know that you have taken the first step in healing yourself and need to be reassured that you’re taking those subsequent steps in the best possible place with the best possible team; that’s our responsibility and we take it seriously.

Meet Our Team of

Mental Health Care Professionals

Therapists at Insight Counseling and Wellness each have their own unique approach and specialties. Building rapport with your therapist is crucial, feel free to contact us to help you determine who will meet your needs and be the best fit. We work closely to ensure you’re receiving the best services and support necessary to continue moving forward on your journey.

Insight Counseling and Wellness is Now in Canton, Ohio

We’re excited to offer the same client-focused service that has made us a premier destination for those seeking a better self to our newest location in Canton, Ohio. 
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Caitlin Vargo, LSW

—SUPVCaitlin is a Licensed Social Worker who earned her undergraduate degree in social work and Master’s in social work from Cleveland State University.

Caitlin’s experience comes from working with individuals suffering from various mental health diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, psychosis, and dual diagnoses on inpatient and outpatient levels of care at multiple behavioral health hospitals in Ohio. She has also worked closely with individuals and families for the Juvenile Division of the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office in Cleveland.

Caitlin’s knowledge from working with diverse populations and demographics has helped cultivate her philosophy that our biological and psychological genetic threads intertwine with our unique physical human experiences to shape how we perceive and react to every moment in our lives. She uses psychodynamic and humanistic approaches as well as Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to address each client’s problems in a way that is goal oriented and distinctively focused on each individual’s strengths.

Caitlin believes that building a solid working relationship with each person she serves and using integrity to provide a secure and trustworthy environment is essential to helping people feel safe, heard, and understood while working towards their personal goals of mental wellness.

Caitlin offers office appointments at our NEW Canton location!

Under the supervision of Melissa Eaton, LISW-S, License # I.1800967-SUPV

 

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Kristina Fryson, LISW

Kristina is a licensed social worker and a certified Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) therapist.

She has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families in community health, non-profit agencies, and private practice settings. Her primary clinical focus and passion have been working with individuals with post-traumatic stress disorders.

If you struggle with nightmares or flashbacks and have feelings of abandonment, rejection, and grief, you may be “stuck” in your trauma. The Instinctual Trauma Response Method of treatment incorporates the principles of art therapy and narrative therapy. The goal of treatment is to move traumas from the right side of the brain to the left, which allows the trauma to be stored as past events.

Following treatment, clients have reported feelings of relief, clarity, hope, and an overall decrease in symptoms. Kristina also has a particular interest and experience working with families dealing with multiracial adoptions and helping underrepresented clients deal with societal issues that often cause depression and anxiety.

Her approach is strength-based and client-centered, and by utilizing methods from the Internal Family Systems approach (IFS), she creates a calm environment to help people connect with themselves on a deeper level and manage symptoms causing disruptions to daily life.

Kristina is offering virtual appointments only through a safe and secure portal.

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Carol Murphy, LPC

Carol Murphy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling from The University of Akron.

She specializes in working with teenagers and adults dealing with trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, overall life adjustments, and other mental health concerns.

Carol uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Solution Therapy.

She creates a compassionate and comfortable atmosphere in her counseling, has extensive training in substance abuse disorders, and is a certified trauma professional.

Carol is accepting clients in person.

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Sophia Pearson, LSW

Sophia is a Licensed Social Worker who developed her passion for therapy while working in an inpatient program for substance use disorder treatment.

While working in private practice for over two years, she has worked to improve her skills, having received extensive training in anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and relapse prevention.

Sophia is dedicated to building a safe, collaborative therapeutic environment to help her clients reach their goals. She believes in meeting each client where they are at and focusing on their individual needs.

Her primary focus is to work with teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, family issues, substance use disorders, and overall life adjustments.

Sophia blends Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral (DBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Person-Centered and Strengths-Based approaches.

She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Lee University and her Master’s in social work from Youngstown State University.

Sophia is currently seeing clients in the office and online.

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Shayna McCoy, LSW

Shayna is a licensed social worker who has earned undergraduate degrees in criminology and sociology and a Master of Social Work from Cleveland State University.

She developed a passion for working with clients struggling with mental health and substance abuse during her nine-year career as a 911 dispatcher. Outside of her private practice, Shayna is a mental health and substance abuse therapist at a residential facility in Cuyahoga County.

Her primary focus is working with adults struggling with
anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, strained familial relationships, and life adjustments. She also has experience working with military veterans and their unique struggles.

Shayna enjoys blending therapeutic approaches derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based techniques, and strengths-based approaches. She strives to create a safe and comfortable environment for all clients and wants all clients to feel heard, seen, and safe during therapy sessions.

Shayna offers in-person and virtual appointments at the mentor location. She also offers Saturday appointments to accommodate busy schedules.

Under the supervision of Melissa Eaton, LISW-S, License # I.1800967-SUPV

 

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Kathryn Dann, LSW

Kathryn is a Licensed Social Worker who has earned her undergraduate degree in social work and her Master’s degree in Social work; both from Youngstown State University.

Kathryn has received extensive training in substance abuse recovery and addiction. She prides herself on building rapport with her clients in a conversational manner, to ensure a safe and a collaborative environment while reaching therapeutic goals that are individualized to meet each clients needs. 

She incorporates therapeutic approaches of Acceptance and Commitment, Attachment-base, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT),  Dialectical Behavior (DBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Person-Centered and Strength-Based therapies. She is currently taking training on Internal Family Systems (IFS), as well. 

She has gained experience working in an addiction recovery center where she facilitated group therapy, did shifts as a behavioral health technician, and helped facilitate over 90 intake clients. She has also worked at a private practice, providing therapy to clients for almost one year. 

She is currently seeing clients in the office and online. 

Under the supervision of Melissa Eaton, LISW-S, License # I.1800967-SUPV

 

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Jennifer Dowd, LPC

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor who meets each client where they are with a casual, trauma-informed, and individualized approach to therapy.

Jennifer’s background includes working in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential settings. She works with adults and young adults and specializes in trauma, substance abuse, addiction, and dual diagnosis-related concerns.

Jennifer incorporates evidenced-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and
Polyvagal-informed techniques to combat symptoms and triggers related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders (SUD), and other mental health concerns such as stress and emotional dysregulation.

Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and holds a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University.

Jennifer currently offers virtual appointments and a limited in-person schedule. She is available for appointments on Saturdays and some evenings to accommodate busy schedules.

 

Under the supervision of Sherri Sullivan, LPCC-S, License #E.0003781-SUPV

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Amelia Logan, SWT

Amelia (she/her) provides therapy for children, teens, and young adults. She takes a compassionate, candid, and lighthearted approach to navigate ADHD, anxiety, depression, and life or school concerns.
She is completing her Master’s in Social Work at Case Western Reserve University.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of Akron. Before starting at Insight Counseling and Wellness, Amelia counseled elementary school children and teens.

Amelia believes in meeting each client where they are, not telling them how to be. Sessions are based on each client’s goals and needs while developing their strengths.

Amelia blends solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed techniques, art therapy, and mindfulness to help clients build confidence and self-compassion. She provides a collaborative and imaginative setting for children to practice life skills, social skills, and emotional regulation.

Under the supervision of Amy Lomis, LISW-S, License # I.1801171-SUPV

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Allison Rodgers, LSW

Allison is a Licensed Social Worker who has earned her undergraduate degree in social work and a minor in criminology from Cleveland State University and her Master’s degree in Social work from Youngstown State University. 

Allison has received training in trauma-informed care and is dedicated to creating a safe and

a collaborative environment for children and youth to meet their therapeutic goals. 

Allison understands the importance of building a solid therapeutic relationship and tailoring the approach to best fit the needs of the individual. 

She incorporates therapeutic approaches of CBT, mindfulness techniques, art therapy, play therapy, and emotional regulation and social skills.

She has gained experience working in a partial hospitalization program where she facilitated group therapy, utilized crisis interventions and de-escalation techniques, and worked in youth outpatient individual counseling.

She is currently seeing clients in the office. 

Under the supervision of Laura Cernosky, LISW-S, License # I.2002006-SUPV

Mallory Chagnon, LSW

Mallory Chagnon is a clinical social worker completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University.

She has experience working with adults struggling with eating disorders, personality disorders, severe depression, anxiety, or other trauma. Mallory uses many skills and techniques deriving from CBT and DBT.

Mallory strives to empower patients throughout the therapeutic process working with them to set goals, apply coping skills, and build self-efficacy from a strengths-based approach. Her priority is always striving to create an environment where individuals feel safe and heard.

She has worked in direct service with adults and adolescents in multiple levels of care, including residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.

Mallory is offering both virtual and in-office appointments.

Under the supervision of Jacqueline Garn, LISW-S, License # I.2102965-SUPV

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Laura Cernosky, LISW-S

Laura Cernosky is an independently licensed clinical therapist passionate about helping others.

She works with individuals and families specializing in adolescent and adult anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance use, self-esteem, grief, and trauma.

Laura has experience in various settings, from schools to outpatient facilities and judicial appointments. Utilizing several approaches, including CBT, DBT, play therapy, and trauma-informed therapy, she ensures every client’s needs are based on their individual goals and needs.

She earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Ursuline College and a Master’s in Social Work from Cleveland State University.

Laura believes in helping her clients identify their strengths and advocate for themselves by creating a safe and comfortable environment to reach their goals.

She offers in-person and virtual appointments.

Rachelle Davis, LSW

Rachelle Davis is a Licensed Social Worker and has worked in mental/behavioral health since 2013 with children, teens, and young adults. 

Her primary focus areas are with individuals presenting depression, anxiety, oppositional defiance, trauma, and ADHD. She also has experience providing support to more intensive needs such as suicidality and self-harm. 

Rachelle finds it essential to meet the individual where they are, help ensure safety, prioritize their goals, and explore their feelings and thoughts while learning different skills to incorporate into their daily life and overcome the barriers they are experiencing.

“Finding the right person to connect with and build a healthy therapeutic relationship is an important step in the right direction. I welcome a safe space with a trauma-informed approach.”

Rachelle is currently offering appointments in office. 

Under the supervision of Amy Lomis, LISW-S, License # I.1801171-SUPV

Lena Harris, LPC

Lena is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in mental health, wellness, performance, and life transitions for athletes.

Her experience comes from individual and group therapy in community mental health agencies, school settings, and crisis facilities. Lena earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Duquesne University and her Master of Education and Clinical Mental Health Licensure from Cleveland State University.

She has worked with adults presenting various symptoms during her career, including depression and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, life transitions, and career changes. Lena prides herself in creating an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.

Lena has an informal and casual style in her practice, helping her establish rapport quickly with her clients. She has been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, which helps her meet her clients where they are, identify their strengths, and assist them in overcoming obstacles.

She utilizes many therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Her goal is to help clients push through their barriers, heal and grow stronger as a person.

Lena is offering in-office appointments at this time.

Under the supervision of Melissa Eaton, LISW-S, License # I.1800967-SUPV

Brendon Richey, LSW

Brendon is a licensed social worker with a lengthy background in child therapy, adolescent therapy, and adult therapy. He has worked with clients experiencing ADHD, ADD, anger management, depression, parental divorce, abuse, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, oppression, LGBTQ issues, personality disorders, reactive attachment disorder, and eating disorders.

Brendon has worked in therapeutic foster care settings, ran group therapy programs, provided assessments/diagnostics to local hospitals, served as a mental health technician at state behavioral health facilities, and guided individuals transitioning throughout different stages of life. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati before receiving his master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has over a decade of experience in counseling and mediation.

Brendon utilizes a multi-system evidence-based approach to help families work through change(s), whether it be: recovery from domestic violence, first psychotic episodes, divorce, gender transition, or shift(s) in family structure.

He draws from treatment modalities such as solution-focused therapy, gender affirmation therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. For more acute cases, he has received extensive training in combined parent-child cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Brendon currently offers virtual and in-office appointments. He is available for weekend sessions to accommodate busy schedules.

Under the supervision of Meghan Giblin, LISW-S, License # I.1201145-SUPV

Matthew Geraldi, LPCC-S

Matt is a licensed professional clinical counselor with experience in many aspects of the mental health field. Matt achieved a Master of Science Degree from Walden University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Biomedical Humanities from Hiram College.

He developed a passion for working with clients who struggle with substance abuse while working as a dual-diagnosis therapist. And when Matt is not assisting patients in his private practice, he maintains his role as a supervisor at an intensive outpatient program focusing on substance use and mental health in Cuyahoga county.

Matt has provided mental health therapy for clients suffering from various mental health diagnoses ranging from mood and personality disorders to psychosis, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

His experiences assisting patients with these conditions have been in various settings, from transitional group homes to individual residential and community-based settings resulting in a wealth of knowledge he brings into his private practice.

Matt utilizes a client-centered approach to therapy that meets the patient’s needs through Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, The Trans-Theoretical Model, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in a trauma-informed way.

Matt is offering virtual appointments only.

Megan Rose, LSW

Megan Rose is a licensed social worker and is offering virtual appointments only at this time.

She works with various presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, and life transitions. However, she is particularly interested in working with clients who struggle with disordered eating and perfectionism.

Megan utilizes a “Health at Every Size/Body” inclusive lens, meaning that the experiences of those living in any body type are valued and validated, regardless of the impact “diet” culture has made on a person’s sense of self and their relationship with food.

Megan utilizes a variety of approaches in session, including CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, and interventions focused on a mind-body connection. Sessions are individualized based on the desired changes and goals outlined by the client in the first few sessions.

If you are interested in seeing if Megan might be a good fit, please inquire about a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Under the supervision of Jacqueline Garn, LISW-S, License # I.2102965-SUPV

Hannah Linville, LISW

Hannah is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Akron.

Hannah has worked with clients aged 4 to 60, providing individual, group, and family therapy. She has experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, and general life adjustments. Hannah also has experience providing early childhood therapy and chemical dependency counseling.

She utilizes many therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy, and incorporates relaxation techniques and coping skills for daily use. Hannah believes that the relationship between a client and their counselor is one of the most critical factors in overall improvement. She provides a safe and supportive environment to help clients open up and really reach those pieces they’re struggling with.

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Cassandra Bishop, LPC, BC-TMH

Cassie believes every person is unique and, with the right assistance, can overcome the challenges in life that most of us encounter. She’s dedicated to meeting her clients where he/she/they are with their emotions. Cassie believes that natural human connection is essential for healing and growth. She enjoys working with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults to accomplish their therapy goals.

Cassie works with anxiety, depression, attachment issues, self-esteem issues, child behavior, emotional difficulties, chronic medical illness issues, family/ parenting issues, and peripartum struggles.

She thrives in assisting clients in reaching their therapy goals using therapeutic techniques that include but are not limited to CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and play therapy. She believes that treatment is made to adapt to fit the client’s needs.

Cassie received her Master’s degree from Cleveland State University, specializing in Early Childhood Mental Health. She is currently studying to become certified in  Maternal Mental Health and has experience in private practice, clinical mental health, and group settings. Cassie recently earned her certification in telemental health.

Each person has the power inside themselves to overcome adversity; Cassie can aid clients in their therapy journey to achieve their therapeutic.

Cassie is virtual only.

 

Taylor Szewcyk, LPC

Taylor Szewcyk is a Professional Therapist who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. She operates on the idea that an individual’s relationship with their therapist is one of the most important aspects of feeling safe, heard, understood, and making progress. From this perspective, Taylor approaches individualized treatment plans and session structures for every one of her clients.

Taylor has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings and circumstances. She often uses a combination of solution-focused and humanistic approaches to understand, relate, and inspire her clients to work toward their goals. She currently works with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders, self-esteem issues, negative self-perceptions, emotional regulation concerns, and life’s unexpected changes.

Taylor utilizes a variety of theoretical orientations and evidence-based practices to promote personal growth. She often uses techniques such as art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Gestalt techniques. In addition, she works to tailor these techniques to meet individual needs by using open communication, respect, and unconditional positive regard.

She is passionate about improving mental health and believes that each individual deserves support in realizing their potential.

Taylor offers Telehealth appointments.

Under the supervision of Jessica Wyant, LPCC-S, License #E.1800654-SUPV

Carly Crislip, LPCC, ATR

Carly is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and registered art therapist. She incorporates traditional talk therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy with art therapy interventions. Carly has found art therapy to be a great tool that encourages relaxation, emotional expression, and processing in areas of the brain that can’t be accessed by talk therapy.

She also has a special interest in helping youth and adults with histories of trauma to find healing.  With a history in working in community mental health and school-based settings, she has experience with all ages including school-aged children, teens, and adults.  She has an extensive background in treating behavioral concerns, adjustment to life changes, PTSD, complex trauma, Autism Spectrum, mood disorders, and ADHD.

Carly offers both in office and virtual appointments.

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Katharine Hill, LPCC-S

Katharine Hill is an independently licensed clinical therapist working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life stress, ADHD, ODD, and trauma.

Katharine supports client self-expression and exploration. She encourages and facilitates self-awareness and healing in those she works with and their families.

She has extensive experience working with elementary-aged children and teens and parents and family systems. Her experience as a therapist in a residential setting working with teenage and high school-aged children with severe emotional and behavioral diagnoses has given her the tools to help them find their way. She regularly utilizes CBT, DBT, and art therapy in her practice and has a trauma-informed background.

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Kayla Salomone, LISW

Kayla is a licensed clinical therapist. Kayla’s ability to relate evidence-based approaches has allowed clients the chance to feel connected and supported. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or uncertain, she will teach you the skills to manage the challenges life inevitably throws your way.

While most of Kayla’s experience is drawn from working with young people, she has the drive and ability to connect and work with people of all ages. From working with at-risk youth to caring for those in hospice, Kayla’s passion has always been to meet the clients’ needs and connect people to what is important to them.

Kayla received her Masters in Social Work from The University of Akron and continuously works towards furthering her knowledge to provide her clients with the best resolutions.

Kayla offers virtual appointments only.

Kim Cowles, LSW

Kim is a licensed social worker who has experience working in many unique fields of mental health. She has extensive experience working with patients and families on grief counseling through her time in hospice. Kim has also worked in a hospital setting, admitting and treating patients on an inpatient psychiatric unit with severe and persistent mental health issues. In addition, she has served for nine years in the Army and has ample experience with veterans and meeting their unique mental health needs.

Kim’s focus is a client-centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and psychoanalytic theory. While she has an extraordinary passion for working with veterans, adults, couples, and families on grief, marital or relationship counseling, and depression or anxiety, she can and has worked to meet the needs of many different clients and issues.

She earned her Master’s from Case Western Reserve University and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University.

 Kim is offering virtual and limited office appointments.

Under the supervision of Meghan Giblin, LISW-S, License # I.1201145-SUPV

Rachel Tramonte, LISW

Rachel Tramonte is an independently licensed clinical therapist, working with individuals and families. She specializes in teen and early adult development, depression, anxiety, environmental psychology, ADHD, addiction, and eating disorders. 

Rachel has been practicing as a therapist for over 10 years and sees psychotherapy as a creative and collaborative endeavor. In our work together I will likely draw from a variety of different approaches including CBT, ACT as well as relational and narrative therapy. Rachel is also interested in somatic work and ways her clients can strengthen their mind-body connection. 

Your work together will be geared toward using what will work to help you meet your individual needs and goals. Rachel received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston College.

She has a Masters in Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s in English and Creative Writing. When she is not providing psychotherapy she is either teaching Pilates or writing.

Rachel offers virtual only appointments.

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Jennifer Joseph, LISW

Jennifer is a licensed clinical therapist with experience in community mental health and private practice. She works with a wide range of individuals, from teenagers, retirees, couples, and families.

She has trained extensively and maintains a practice with a specialization as a certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy practitioner. This specialization lends itself well to her core areas of focus; trauma, PTSD, abuse, depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, life adjustment issues, and more.

EMDR is a proven technique to effectively treat a variety of issues, such as trauma and PTSD, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors, phobias, eating disorders, substance abuse, and more. As opposed to traditional talk therapy, EMDR does not require discussing a problematic issue or experience in depth. It focuses on emotions, body sensations, behaviors, and thoughts to naturally heal the brain.

In addition to EMDR, Jennifer utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, elements of dialectical behavioral therapy, and parts-work in her approach. She has a high degree of empathy and strives to foster trust so that clients feel safe to experience emotions during sessions.

Jennifer holds a Master of Social Work from Cleveland State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Youngstown State University, is a trained yoga instructor and a certified nutritional health coach.

Jen offers in-person or virtual appointments.

Jennifer Beasley-Robinson, LSW

Jennifer’s goal as a therapist is to offer her clients a safe space for sharing and healing. She is a compassionate and understanding therapist willing to provide support to meet her clients’ individual needs. She collaborates with her clients to develop the skills needed to address any challenges they may face. Jennifer recognizes that one of the hardest things to do sometimes is asking for help and acknowledging that you need more support. She wants to guide and empower her clients to reach their full potential. 

Jennifer has clinical experience working with adults and children in an emergency room setting in crisis and has severe and persistent mental health issues. She has experience working with clients with a wide array of mental health challenges, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, self-esteem issues, crisis management, acute stress, and adjustment difficulties. She also has the experience and a passion for working with clients struggling with substance abuse issues and those who have been incarcerated.  

Jennifer incorporates Mindfulness, Meditation, and evidence-based interventions which include Trauma-Informed Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Above all, Jennifer believes in the therapeutic value of building a strong trusting relationship with her clients.

Jennifer is a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters of Social Work Degree and Chemical Dependency Certificate from Cleveland State University.  Her undergraduate degree is in Justice Studies from Kent State University. 

Jennifer offers both in office and virtual appointments.

Under the supervision of Abby Swiger, LISW-S, License # I.1901630-SUPV

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Amy Lomis, LISW-S

Amy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has a passion for supporting children, adults, and families throughout life’s journey. Her focus is on creating a safe and encouraging space to explore and process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to allow others to heal and live their best lives ultimately.

Amy’s 15 + years of experience encompasses working with various life adjustments, trauma, anxiety, depression, social anxiety, and attention deficits. She also has experience with and a passion for working with those touched by adoption and has a deep awareness and understanding of the extraordinary impact on individuals and families throughout life’s journey.

Amy’s approaches in therapy are tailored to meet the needs of the individual/family. Her practice approach incorporates trauma-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, psychoeducation, and other methods.

She earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University and a Master of Science in Social Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Amy is available for in-person or virtual appointments.

Candice Goykhberg, LPC

Candice is a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with adults in the areas of addiction (drug & alcohol), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjusting to life changes, stress management, anger management, and low self-esteem.

She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques depending on what’s right for you in a safe space that will assist you in reaching whole-person wellness.

Candice offers virtual appointments only.

Under the supervision of Sherri Sullivan, LPCC-S, License #E.0003781-SUPV

Nancy DiStefano, LISW-S

Nancy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 30 years of experience. Her passion is helping people get to where they want to be.

Nancy has worked with both the mental health and addiction fields and has provided therapy for individual adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She has expertise in depression, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, relationships, intimacy-related issues, family conflicts, trauma, addiction, grief, anger management, and self-esteem.  

Nancy takes a client-centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and exposure therapy.  She will help you overcome obstacles and reach your full potential by providing a non-judgmental solution-focused approach.  She will listen and provide a safe place to resolve resolution by coping and regaining the control necessary to help develop calm and peace. This is the first step to feeling better.  

“I will begin where you are and help you get to where you want to be. My purpose is to help you reach your goals, live a happier and more peaceful life.”

Nancy offers both in office and virtual appointments. 

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Colbertson "Colby" Kreger, MA., LPC

Colby is a licensed professional counselor with experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, ADHD, and OCD. Colby also has a particular interest in working with men’s issues.

Utilizing Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) modalities, he strives to facilitate a therapeutic environment that rewards vulnerability while building self-reflection and -acceptance.

Colby achieved a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Family Studies from Ohio University, and a certificate in Gerontology from Ohio University.

At this time, Colby is only offering telehealth appointments.

 

 

Jessica Wyant, LPCC-S

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with experience working with teens and adults providing mental health counseling.

Her areas of expertise focus on trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationships, and career counseling.

She is formally trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Jessica also utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies and mindfulness techniques to help alleviate symptoms.

Jessica offers virtual only appointments.

 

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Chloe Todd, CT

Chloe Todd is a counselor who specializes in working with individuals of all ages with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and tendencies toward self-harm.

She primarily uses a person-centered approach with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and creative techniques to create a safe, creative, and open-minded environment for clients to realize their worth, meet their goals, and develop skills for coping with life’s stressors.

She received her bachelor’s in psychology with a concentration in substance use from Saint Vincent College in 2021 and is currently in her third year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s Program at John Carroll University.

Chloe is accepting in-person and virtual appointments!

Chloe is a Master’s level intern under the supervision of Jessica Wyant, LPCC-S, License# E.1800654-SUPV

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Paul Lenarduzzi, LSW

Paul is a licensed social worker with a lengthy background in child therapy, adolescent therapy, and adult therapy. He has worked with clients experiencing ADHD, ADD, anger management, depression, parental divorce, abuse, anxiety, trauma, and grief/loss.

Paul utilizes CBT and elements of other evidence-based therapies to help individuals work through change(s), whether it be: recovery from domestic violence, divorce, loss, trauma, and other issues.

Paul has worked in foster care settings and ran a group independent living program, providing training to foster parents on child psychology, crisis de-escalation, and behavioral management.

He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Cleveland State University and has been active in the field since 1995.

Paul currently offers in-office appointments. He is available for evening sessions to accommodate school/work schedules.

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Adrienne Wood-Wheeler, LSW

Adrienne Wood-Wheeler (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in working with children, teens, young adults, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, conduct/defiant behaviors, and interpersonal conflicts. She also has extensive experience working with families, groups, and neurodivergent populations such as autistic people and individuals with ADHD.

Adrienne understands that obstacles often seem impossible and that problems are sometimes very difficult to bear. That is why she collaborates with her clients to help them share, heal, and build the skills to achieve their goals. Adrienne does not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Instead, She utilizes many interventions such as ACT, CBT, and solution-focused therapy to help address the unique needs of each individual.

She embraces the neurodiversity paradigm, affirms LGBTQIA+ individuals, and welcomes those who identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Adrienne currently offers virtual and in-office sessions on evenings and weekends to accommodate busy schedules.

Under the supervision of Amy Lomis, LISW-S, License # I.1801171-SUPV

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Jason Cunningham, LPCC

Jason is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Jason has a passion for working with clients to assist them with whatever struggles they may be having.

He is an empathetic, supportive counselor who takes a client-centered, collaborative, and solutions-oriented approach. He believes in building a non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship, allowing for open communication and trust.

Jason has provided mental health therapy for diverse clients suffering from mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, intermittent explosive disorder, and trauma. He utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to meet clients where they are and help them achieve their goals of counseling                                            
Jason achieved a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Western International University.
 
Jason is currently offering virtual appointments only.
 
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Lora Edwards, LPCC

Lora is a compassionate Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor working from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. She has experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, and substance use.

Lora’s therapeutic approach provides support and counseling to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She combines treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Lora is committed to building on the existing strengths of everyone she works with, so they may live their best life possible.

Lora is offering virtual appointments only.

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Cassie Petro, LPC

Cassie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in community mental health and private practice. She earned her bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from Cleveland State University.

Cassie understands the courage it takes for an individual to seek help and finds a vulnerability in individuals to be admirable. She makes the counseling experience a collaborative process with her clients. Cassie believes her ability to connect with others is her most vital asset as a counselor. She focuses on genuinely accepting her clients for who they are and where they are while also challenging them at appropriate times.

Cassie has worked with many individuals from different backgrounds, including adults, adolescents, and children. She has worked with individuals with anxiety, depression, codependency, grief, OCD, life adjustments, relationship difficulties, and social anxiety.

Cassie is accepting new clients in person or virtually.

Under the supervision of Jessica Wyant, LPCC-S, License #E.1800654-SUPV

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Meng Lu, LISW-S

Meng is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and received her Master’s in Social Work at Youngstown State University. She has training and experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflict, bipolar disorder, PTSD, coping difficulties, and stress management.

Meng focuses on helping clients build problem-solving skills to tackle various life stresses and issues. She integrates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to promote good mental health.

She likes to see her clients become more confident, maintain and build good relationships and healthy and practical coping skills, and strengthen their ability to thoughtfully understand and manage a range of positive and negative emotions.

Meng is fluent in Mandarin, Fujian and English.

She is available for virtual appointments.

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Erica Gaughan, LPC

Erica is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with college students and adults. Her educational background includes a Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Slippery Rock University and post-graduate studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University.

Erica recognizes that the difficulties we face in life can be overwhelming and that seeking therapy may be intimidating. She works to provide a non-judgmental, comfortable therapeutic environment for each client. She believes that every person can make positive change and works with clients to collaboratively navigate difficulties such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, identity exploration, and life transitions.

Erica is accepting new clients in person and virtually.

Under the supervision of Jessica Wyant, LPCC-S, License #E.1800654-SUPV

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Meghan Giblin, LISW-S

Meghan is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 11 years of experience guiding teens, adults, and families toward reaching their goals, navigating obstacles, and gaining management of their mental health and life circumstances.

Life can quickly become stressful and overwhelming, but there are many ways to build reliable and useful skills to help us manage these times. Meghan uses a non-judgmental, collaborative approach focused on building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship. Through the use of evidence-based practices and thoughtful consideration, Meghan will provide a warm, accepting environment to listen and assist you in building practical, lasting strategies to gain relief and peace.

Meghan has extensive experience working with individuals and families seeking support with life stressors and changes, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, LGBTQ+ issues, addiction, and vicarious trauma through the use of a variety of evidence-based practices, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Motivational Interviewing as well as the use of mindfulness, meditation, and movement to facilitate healing and recovery.

Meghan’s years of experience and deep belief in resilience help others feel confident in their ability to change or heal and provide the opportunity to experience hope, resolution, and peace regardless of life’s challenges.

Meghan is currently available for in-person and virtual appointments and looks forward to beginning your journey toward healing.

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Abby Swiger, LISW-S

Abby is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University, specializing in mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma treatment in adults.

Abby has worked in the mental health field in various settings, including crisis work, inpatient, outpatient, and residential. She uses a variety of approaches in treatment, believing that therapy is not one size fits all, many of which are holistic and based on CBT, mindfulness, solution-focused, and trauma-based interventions.

She believes the therapeutic process should be collaborative and focus primarily on each client’s specific goals. She understands that every client comes from a unique background that has shaped the stories they tell themselves about themselves and strives to help those stories become positive and empowering while developing further insight.

Abby provides a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to process their feelings and learn new ways to manage their symptoms and the general stress of daily life.

Abby offers both in-person and virtual appointments, which can alternate for the client weekly if needed.

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Kaitlyn Lewanski, LPCC

Becoming overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, or other life stressors is not uncommon. Together we can work on strategies to overcome difficult times, implement positive change, and enhance your quality of life.

Kaitlyn is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with an educational background that includes a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology, both from Cleveland State University.Her passion for helping others drew her to this career path, and she is committed to providing therapy in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

Kaitlyn has worked with many individuals with diverse backgrounds, including adults, adolescents, and children. Her approach to therapy involves working collaboratively with clients to increase awareness, coping, and empowerment. She has practiced helping those with depression, anxiety, anger, mood disorders, ADHD, social anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, life adjustments, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, and behavioral concerns.

“What I love most about being a mental health professional is feeling connected with my clients and appreciating their vulnerability. I invite you to reach out and connect with me to learn more about services”

Kaitlyn offers both in office and virtual appointments. 

Andrew K. Rohde LPCC, MFT

Andrew is a Dually Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Bowling Green State University and a Masters of Education from the University of Akron. He also obtained a Women’s studies graduate certificate from the University of Akron that focused on gender and sexuality.

Andrew had experience with working with teens, adults, and couples. He enjoys helping couples work together through their conflict by increasing their connection and improving their communication skills. Other focus areas are anxiety, depression, navigating major life changes, LGBTQ Issues, Parenting, and working with kids and teens.

Andrew recognizes that through his work that people are generally looking for some positive change in their life. However, he believes that there are many ways to accomplish this therapeutically. People can accomplish this through changes in their perceptions, behaviors, and even structural changes to the environment around them (where you live, where you work, the people in your life).

“One way or another, change is possible, and I can help you explore ways to open space for positive changes.”

Andrew is offering virtual appointments.

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Faith Beddick, LPCC

You deserve to live a life that allows you to be who you truly are and release what no longer serves you. Faith will support you in the process of self-discovery. You will work collaboratively to choose goals and find ways that suit you best for achieving your goals.

Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or stress, there is hope. Often, our troubles feel as if we are walking alone on a dark path. Faith would be honored to join you on this journey, holding the flashlight to help you find your way, then passing you the flashlight when you are ready to continue on your own with a renewed sense of direction, acceptance, and clarity.

Faith has worked with many clients ages three years and up. She enjoys using various methods with her client’s including talk therapy, art, play, mindfulness training, and meditation. Faith received her Clinical Counselor degree from Cleveland State University in 2019 and has earned her certification for play therapy with The Synergetic Play Therapy Institute of Colorado.

“I look forward to supporting you on your life’s journey. As Carl Rogers said: “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.”

Faith offers in-office and virtual appointments.

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Nicole Russo, LSW

 If you feel overwhelmed, have a lack of connection among your peers, an increased level of anxiety, or suicidal thoughts related to the ongoing Pandemic or not, Nicole could help!
 
She is a licensed social worker using existential, humanistic, psychodynamic principles to work on relationships with the self and those around you.
 
Whether spirituality is your style or not, the existential framework can provide insight into the meaning of life and the journey to self-fulfillment.
 
She uses techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help clients with whatever struggles they may have.
 
As a licensed clinical social worker, she can assist adults 18+ dealing with self-esteem, relationships, boundaries, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, coping skills, and a multitude of other potential problems.
 
She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, minoring in Sociology and English, obtaining her Master’s of Science in Social Administration through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
                                                                                                            Nicole offers virtual appointments only.                                          
Under the supervision of Melissa Eaton, LISW-S, License # I.1800967-SUPV 

Kara Baird, LPC

 

Kara is a Licensed Professional Counselor who effectively works with individuals, couples, and families in crisis.

She acts as a sympathetic guide and advocates to help you navigate through complex and stressful situations. She actively listens and builds trust to help resolve personal issues and achieve life goals.

Kara enjoys working with clients ages 19-65+.  Life can be difficult and overwhelming.  However, when a person realizes the strength they possess and their ability to affect change in their lives, there is an empowerment and freedom birthed from within.  The result has the confidence to manage various stressors that are experienced throughout life effectively.

Kara obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University.  I have my LICDC and LPC in the state of Ohio.

Kara offers virtual appointments only.

Holly Disch, LSW

Holly is a Licensed Social Worker and harm reductionist. She has a passion for supporting adults and young adults throughout life’s ups and downs. Her focus is meeting clients where they are and encouraging space to explore and process thoughts, feelings, patterns, and behaviors without judgement.

Holly’s education and experience encompasses working with and treating symptoms of various life adjustments, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use/misuse, and severe symptoms of mental distress.

She is inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultures within her practice and welcomes any person to reach out who feels working together is a good fit.

 Holly is a trauma-informed eclectic therapist who’s approaches are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. She has been trained and certified in different somatic/body-oriented approaches. 

She earned a Master of Science in Social Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University where she concentrated in direct practice and specialized in substance use disorders and recovery.

Holly is available for virtual appointments only.

Under the supervision of Melissa Eaton, LISW-S, License # I.1800967-SUPV

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Intake Coordinator

Kristen Milhorn
Office Manager

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Melissa Eaton
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